A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.
Posted on: April 27th, 2005Sections → Arts
Barely redeemed from Egypt, the Jewish people faced a terrible foe. Amalek attacked without warning, without reason.
Posted on: April 20th, 2005Sections → Arts
With Pesach swiftly approaching, many are hyper-aware of all the cleaning and cooking implied in the festival.
Posted on: April 13th, 2005Sections → Arts
Mincha is the most fragile of prayers. It is typically caught on the run, sandwiched between a hurried lunch and return to the ordeals of the workday.
Posted on: April 6th, 2005Sections → Arts
There is something very Jewish about R. B. Kitaj's work.
Posted on: March 23rd, 2005Sections → Arts
Many mistranslate the word "midbar" as desert, whereas the word really carries more of a connotation for wasteland or wilderness, perhaps deriving from the root dever for "plague" or davar for "word" or "thing."
Posted on: March 16th, 2005Sections → Arts
As one enters the theater, the stage is seen dominated by three levels of scaffolding that fills the entire proscenium behind a gray scrim.
Posted on: March 9th, 2005Sections → Arts
The new face of Jewish pop music wears a black hat and jacket and a long beard.
Posted on: March 2nd, 2005Sections → Arts
Imagining the tempting aroma of pecan pie and fresh challah, the age-old rhythms of Southern Jewry unfold before our eyes in the seductively handsome exhibition of photographs, Shalom Y'all, currently at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach.
Posted on: February 23rd, 2005Sections → Arts
Though first published in 1967, Marshall McLuhan's "The Medium is the Message: an Inventory of Effects" still remains the sourcebook on new media; its 160 pages of provocative text captivate the reader and prophetically forecasted the dominant role new media currently assumes.
Posted on: February 16th, 2005Sections → Arts
Walking out of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C. the stench of mass murder was overpowering.
Posted on: February 9th, 2005Sections → Arts
The first question a viewer ought to pose regarding any work of art that includes text is: if we strip you of your text, are you significantly changed?
Posted on: February 2nd, 2005Sections → Arts
Imagine ritual without symbol. Impossible. The very heart and soul of Jewish ritual, from prayer to matzah, is the symbolic evocation of something else.
Posted on: January 26th, 2005Sections → Arts
The Jewish Museum of Maryland's "Lives Lost" exhibit offers a meditation on a "dramatic but little known story" - according to the museum Associate Director Anita Kassof.
Posted on: January 19th, 2005Sections → Arts
The words reverberate with sweet memories. "Kiss the mezuzah," a grandparent urges his grandchild, while a parent nods approvingly as a rebbe teaches about the proper behavior upon entering or leaving a room ... "and don't forget to kiss the mezuzah!"
Posted on: January 5th, 2005Sections → Arts
Why should we bother with art? A waste of time, bitul Torah, perhaps even a lure into apikoresviewing art, not to mention making it, could be viewed as a can of worms best left unopened.
Posted on: December 29th, 2004Sections → Arts
Sitting stiffly on the very throne from which Pharaoh would later deny G-d and His children's freedom, Joseph surveyed his brothers bowing before him.
Posted on: December 22nd, 2004Sections → Arts
Oftentimes, one will find it far more useful to engage a piece of art in terms of what issues it raises and what questions it asks, rather than what ideological statements it offers or answers it proposes.
Posted on: December 15th, 2004Sections → Arts
The ancient Greek poets wrote myths about the Fates - the three daughters of Nyx, the powerful goddess Night. They are also called the Moerae sisters.
Posted on: December 8th, 2004Sections → Arts
The Jewish Museum occupies a singular position in the Jewish universe, acting as a two way mirror.
Posted on: December 1st, 2004Sections → Arts
Even Alfred Molina's "Tevye" may have sounded more Jewish than Adam Heller's Haskell Harelik in "The Immigrant," but nevertheless, the characterization of Jewish life in this play succeeds with powerful impact.
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